50 Tayud fishermen hold protest at sea against Consolacion reclamation project

Futch Anthony Inso 10/17/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — At least 50 fishermen in Sitio Bagacay, Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town in northern Cebu today held an-hour long protest at sea against the planned reclamation project on their shoreline. At least 10 wooden…

14 unopposed bets in Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 14 candidates for next year’s elections in Cebu province do not have opponents. Based on the unofficial tally from the Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec), five aspiring mayors and…

Man dies after being run over by dump truck in Marcelo Fernan Bridge

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 52-year-old motorcycle driver died instantly after he was run over by a dump truck while traversing the Marcelo Fernan Bridge in barangay Umapad, Mandaue City around 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, October 16,…

Cebu City Health mulls COVID-19 vaccine rollout for college students

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is planning for the eventual vaccine rollout to college students in Cebu City. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, Cebu City Health Department  officer-in-charge,  said they were coordinating with the…

LTFRB-7 chief to commuters: Report drivers, conductors asking payment for free AFCS cards

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/16/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Commuters are encouraged to report drivers and conductors of modernized jeepneys, who would ask payment for the free Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) cards. Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. of the Land Transportation Franchising…

200 vehicles join Cebu for Leni caravan in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two hundred (200) vehicles joined the Cebu for Leni Caravan in Cebu City on Saturday, a surprising twist to the simple motorcade planned by its organizers to support the Presidential bid of Vice…

Comelec: Cebu City voter registration time extended until 7 p.m.

Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that the voter registration time at the mall registration sites has been extended to 7 p.m. on weekdays. The Comelec national office has released a…

Only fully vaxed people allowed in Cebu City cemeteries for Nov. 1 and 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed to enter cemeteries in Cebu City on November 1 and 2, while the rest can visit from October 18 to 30 and November 3 to 5.…

Chan welcomes IATF move to do away with mandatory quarantine to arriving passengers from ‘green’ countries

Futch Anthony Inso 10/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to no longer observe a mandatory quarantine to arriving passengers,…

Driver blames ‘locked front tire’ in deadly motorcycle accident in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 10/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The driver of the motorcycle with a sidecar that figured in a deadly road accident early this morning, Oct. 15, said that the front tire or wheel suddenly “locked” causing the motorcycle with…

MCWD Chair Daluz breaks silence over corruption allegations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) Chairman Jose “Joey” Daluz, III, denied the allegations of road developer Ben Aratea, that he was involved in under-the-table transactions in the Cebu City Hall over Aratea’s proposal…

Bernadas: Swabbing center at DOH-7 compound accommodates testing for emergency purposes

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said that they would be accommodating individuals for COVID-19 test for emergency purposes at their compound in Barangay Sambag 2, Cebu City. DOH-7 Director Jaime…

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